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Foundations & Framing

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    Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers

    Simpson's new truss hangers are said to have some of the highest loads in the industry

     
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    No More Sonotubes

    Reinforced-concrete Perma-Columns keep wood posts away from ground moisture

     
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    Crawlspace Cover

    The 8 Mil Floor Liner is durable and easy to install, says the maker

     
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    Shrink-Resistant Floor Tie Screw

    The SDWF structural wood screw is designed to help compensate for a structure's shrinkage over time

     
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    Flex-Drain Expandable Drain Pipe

    Flex-Drain holds its shape like a giant bendy straw, eliminating the need to cut pipes and insert fittings.

     
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    Guardrail System for Fall Protection

    The Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System is an easy-on, easy-off rooftop railing for use with trusses.

     
  • Coated I-Joists

    PKI Engineered I-Joists get their distinctive pink color from a nontoxic coating that the maker says resists fire, repels water, and prevents mold growth.

     
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    Product: Altruwood Hand-Hewn Beams

    Timber from dismantled barns in New England and the Midwest.

     
  • No-Leak Membrane for Concrete Footings

    The Delta Footing Barrier is a three-ply impermeable membrane that goes on top of freshly poured footings before the foundation is built.

     
  • Post Wrap

    Versatex has added 4-by-6-inch and 8-by-8-inch sizes to its precut Versawrap PVC column cladding for rough-sawn wood posts (existing sizes are 4 by 4 inches and 6 by 6 inches.)

     
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    Burn Notice: LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB

    Meet code in row houses, multifamily dwellings, and other buildings using FlameBlock fire-rated OSB for structural strength and fire protection in one.

     
  • Reinforcing Straps For Compromised Framing

    The next time the plumber goes berserk with a Sawzall, it might not take so long to repair the damage.

     
  • Faster Through-Bolt

    If you're still using a socket wrench to fasten posts or beams, you might want to check out the ThruLok Screw Bolt Fastening System.

     
  • Insulated Framing Materials Block Thermal Bridging

    Weyerhaeuser has introduced a line of framing material designed to reduce thermal bridging.

     
  • Prefab Arches

    Want to avoid the hassle of fabricating curved framing on site? Consider sending the plans to Custom-Arch and letting someone else do the work.

     
  • Adjustable Level

    The Plumb Perfect Level features end gauges that can be dialed in or out to compensate for imperfect framing (or to establish a slope).

     
  • Joist Hanger Thumb-Saver

    Years ago, a black-and-blue thumb was the mark of all carpenters; now it’s the sign of someone who installs framing connectors.

     
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    Sliding Nuts

    Over time, as the wood in a structure shrinks, continuous-rod seismic hold-downs can loosen and become less effective. The RAS Nut by Ratcheting Anchor Systems moves with the structure to stay tight.

     
  • Extreme Temperature Formula Low-VOC Subfloor And Deck Construction Adhesive

    Liquid Nails’ new Extreme Temperature Formula low-VOC subfloor and deck construction adhesive can be gunned by hand at temperatures down to 22°F, and will stick to wet, frozen, and treated lumber readily and won’t dissolve foams and plastics.

     
  • Strong-Drive SDW Screws - For Fastening Multiple Trusses

    Made specifically for fastening multiple trusses and engineered-wood assemblies, Strong-Drive SDW screws can be used to join up to four plies of 2-by or 1 3/4-inch-thick materials from one side of the assembly.